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Robert "Bobby" R. Knicker

May 21, 1975 — November 9, 2022


Robert R. “Bobby” Knicker, 47, of Rochester passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at his home.

Born on May 21, 1975 in Hobart, he was the son of Frances “Pudge” Smith and Robert E. “Butch” Knicker.

On August 4, 2020 he married Candace M. Cochran, she survives.

Bobby formerly worked at Allied Wheel Components and Indiana Wheel in Plymouth.

Bobby enjoyed fishing, playing poker and target shooting.

Survivors are his wife, Candace Knicker of Rochester, mother, Frances “Pudge” Richter of Hobart, father, Robert “Butch” Knicker (Kathy) of Kewanna, daughter, Jessica Knicker of Crown Point, sisters, Kim Mihail (Alex) of Hobart , Kelly Milan (Tim) of Hammond and Sandy Hickle of Rochester, brother, Mike VanHam of Kewanna, nieces and nephews, Lucas Saunders, Hendrick, Katrina and Theodore Milan.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Metzger Chapel, Kewanna.

Bobby’s online guestbook is available online and condolences may be shared with the family at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert "Bobby" R. Knicker, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory

123 East Main Street, Kewanna, IN 46939

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